Alpage FL-5100
Dolby B NR Metal Tape

The Alpage FL-5100 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Alpage in 1979 and discontinued 2 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Alpage FL-5100 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the FL-5100 are generic digital peak reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable FL-5100 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the FL-5100 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. To further maintain recording accuracy, the FL-5100 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the FL-5100 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 The Pacman and Donkey Kong video games are written, and go on to become huge hits

Features of Alpage FL-5100

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable
Electronics
Electronics
Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff 1x Motor Mechanism Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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